Now, about two months after Audi pulled the plug on testing, a new Q7 prototype made its way onto the streets, basically confirming that the large SUV could be ready to step in and replace its dated predecessor .
There isn’t much to see with the vehicle under heavy camouflage, but the front fascia will be dominated by a large grille flanked by LED headlamps above and air intakes of considerable size below. Around the back, the whirly wrap hides Audi’s signature taillights, a revised tailgate and a new bumper.
As it has been confirmed earlier, the new Audi Q7 will ride on Volkswagen Group’s MLB platform (also slated to underpin Bentley’s upcoming SUV ), which will help the vehicle lose more than 650 pounds compared to the model it replaces, due to the use of aluminum.
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